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over same-sex marriage in california is now headed to the highest court. the u.s. supreme court said it will take up the issue deciding the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage. it was approved in 2008 but lower courts ruled it was unconstitutional. we have team coverage. ktvu's eric rasmussen on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great idea. >> matter of basic rights. >> reporter: today's decision means that same-sex couples in couple must put marriage plans on hold again. they plan to marry next fall in new york. >> we would have been exchanging vows and celebrating our love and commitment next week but with this decision it is bit
happened at the oakland coliseum. a man fell is in critical condition this morning. the california supreme court could pile up position on prop 8 this morning. also an earthquake hits japan this morning we will have more coming out. >> the live look outside in san jose, still looking pretty but dark out there. in dealing with cloudy conditions as well as past patchy dense fog and the north bay. we're expecting plenty of sunshine in the afternoon, a bit warmer than yesterday. mostly clear and cool conditions into the evening. the full forecast is coming up in just a bit but for now over to erika >> the content as back up to the bay bridge plaza continues. to my knowledge the meeting lights are not active and we do not have any problems around the bay area. the east a phrase look good and no problems in the south bay no accidents along the peninsula and: easy drive time. 23 minutes out of the bottle into the city. >> overnight we had a strong earthquake in the northeastern part of japan. it was a 7.3 earthquake and the same area where we had a 9.0 earthquake years ago that killed 2000 people
today would be devastating. >>> california's water worries are easing. just how much of an impact the recent storms have made on our water supply. >>> plus, a puppy gets a new lease on life. he was found shivering in a trash can. >>> clear and cold. here's a look over the bay. plus, a check on your seven-day forecast, coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, intensive care. hospitaliz >>> former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care. mr. bush, who is 88, was hospitalized with bronchitis last month in houston. he was moved into intensive care december 23 after he developed a fever. doctors say his condition is improving and he was moved to a regular hospital room today. they say he is in good spirits. >>> well, our recent winter storms have washed away many of our memories of last year's very dry season. but for those keeping track, the storms have concerns we could be headed for another drought. >> reporter: snow fell again today in california's mountains, the latest in a string of storms. >> if this particular trend continues, we'll be looking at excess water rather than a wa
for the next four months to help the transition. >> in two days you'll see new laws take effect in california, one law for private space travel. >> we'll break down this incredible video that show planes crashing into a freeway. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. will there be rain for the all-important new year's night? we'll take a look at the >> break new. hillary clinton has been admitted to the hospital with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she received this month. the doctors found the clot during a followup exam today. she was admitted to a hospital in new york so doctors can treat her and keep an eye on her. >>> on tuesday, several new laws go into effect in california. here's a look at some of them. california bill be the first state to ban therapy for gay teens. private companies that provide space travel will have greater protection from civil suits in cases of disaster. police will be able to issue silver alerts for missing elderly people, and the state marine reptile will be named the pacific leatherback sea turtle. we'll look at a few more new laws at 6:00. >> police in southern
to the hospital and we understand is if critical condition tonight. >>> republic demands california are worried about the possibility of taxes going up because there aren't enough in sacramento to block it. lawmakers ushered in the new era today at the capitol after the election and as we report, democrat contract now hold essentially all the power. >> please wrist your right hand and repeat after me. >>reporter: new session begins with a dramatically reshaped legislature with democrat contract holding super majority powers in both houses. giving them the authority to raise taxes without republicans and override gubernatorial veto. still newly upon atheed assembly speaker vows to listen to the g.o.p. >> find the rate solution for the challenges facing our state is not the task of one party or one house. >>reporter: already though democrat contract have introduced a constitutional amend tomorrow make changes to proposition 13. the landmark initiative that limits how property taxes are assessed and requiresthirds vote for any new taxes. state senator proposal asked voters to allow logical co
to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to do that-review the proposition 8 case same- sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry as soon as next week. the court also put the case on hold to review other cases put off a final decision on and on the law. the decision could come today or monday. >> and man is in serious condition this morning after falling from the upper deck of the oakland coliseum, during the first 30 minutes of last night's raiders game. the male victim fell about 30 ft. from the coliseum's upper deck of to the concrete below. >> oakley said they believe the fall was an accident. >> police in foster city are advising residents to secure their vehicles after nine separate all burglaries were reported this week. officers responded to as many as eight break-ins that occurred sometime between monday night and tuesday morning. the right car break-in was reported wednesday. most of these break into happen along shale boulevard an
court will rule on the california proposition 8. the voter approval initiative the funding marriage between a man and woman a. sides of the debate. because the high court has same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. >> this is about fundamental coverage. j. r. stone is standing by. >>pam: with reaction from both here to break down what >> because the high court has agreed to hear this case, same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. the validity of same sex marriage in california has been an issue since 2004. and now we know, we will get the final word by next summer legal briefs will be filed and the case will be argued early next years. possibly in the spring. then the supreme court should issue its ruling very likely by the end of june. and we should also note the supreme court has also agreed to review the federal defense of marriage act. legal experts say agreeing to review both cases is significant. >> it indicates that the court wants to indicate the entire ball of wax in one fell swoop. they are not looking to
's operating license comes after a series of reports by abc 7 and california watch. they include an incident in the fall of last year where a dozen patients at the center had been tasered. the office of protective services discovered a taser gun in the car of staff member who was later fired but never criminally charged, nor was anyone else. dessertification would mean the loss of tens of millions of dollars in medicaid funding for the program at sonoma. federal funding pays for much of the $300,000 a year care perez dent. kathleen miller still has faith that the center will make the necessary changes. >> that's very shocking and very disturbing and i hope that they're going to give us some time to turn it around. >> reporter: the sonoma developmental center will appeal the order and that it will continue making changes. they've started by asking the assistant chief of the chb to temporarily take over their internal police force. sonoma center can stay open and continue receiving federal funds during the appeals process. abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> extra security will be on site tomorrow a
for rehab and bringing their son to southern california regularly to visit nadia it's a much different story for steve chick. there's a warrant for his arrest after he missed court appearance. police say he tried to steal a sweatshirt from macy while high on meth in august. i texted chick before the hearing today asking if he would attend. he answered not feeling like going to jail and they would take me if i showed. i can't get past this. the connection we had was so strong. less night i slept open the streets again. i lost everything because of her and the life she forced me into. this hole i am in is so deep i can't get out of. in the past i found the strength independent know pull myself together and get my life back quickly. i can't find that strength in me. just not ther there. what is there in steady is a welcoming that my end will be soon. i can't live like this. i tried to call chick several times to see if he's okay but got the voice mail. i'm posting screen shots of those detectives on our web site. nadia is still facing drug and child endangerment charges in souther
decide to let the rulings of the lower court stand same sex marriage will be legal in california. >>> five challenges to the defense -- five challenges of the defensive marriage act are being challenged. >>> no sign of a compromise on the taxes. the treasure secretary's latest threat. >> reporter: with the clock ticking in washington in the fiscal cliff looming closer by the day. the treasure secretary says the white house will only agree to a plan that including higher tax rates. >> if they are going to force higher rates on virtually all- americans, because they are want thing tax rates to go up on 2% that is a choice they will have to make. >> calling for an additional $1.6 trillion in tax revenue. cuts to medicare and $50 billion in stimulus spend approximating. he insists the bush tax cuts must expire for the healthyy individuals. >> it is carefully designed mix of savings and tax reforms to put us back on a path to stabilizing our debt and living within our means. >> the republicans did not welcome the proposal. >> i was disappointed by the proposal. i think it say rerun o
and yell and scream we ran out. >> i had very little sleep. >> reporter: he came back to california from long island, new york, where he has been helping homeowners recover from superstorm sandy. >> started looking at the weather and hearing reports of something big coming in. i got on the plane and came in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm
very little sleep.k too california from long island, new york, where he has been helping homeowners recover from superstorm sandy. >> started looking at the weather and hearing reports of something big coming in. i got on the plane and came in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our te
-sex couples could get an answer about whether they can get married in california when the nation's highest court meets again this morning. the supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the ban on gay marriage in california and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the measure if the justices decide not to take the case, that ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could wed as soon as next week. stay with abc7 news on this story we'll bring the announcement the moment it comes down. >>> wells fargo will begin granting $20,000 to east bay home buyers who qualify for down payment assistance. wells fargo is offering five million dollars in down payment assistance in areas most impacted by the housing crisis they include nine cities in alameda and contra costa counties. to see if you qualify stop by the oakland convention center marriott hotel on broadway two day event from 10 to 7 today and tomorrow. >>> we've been talking about the fog with mike. we failed to mention how cold it is too. >> i know. good thing
8 in california. we will go to alison burns in the washington d.c. bureau with the latest on the waiting game. alison? >> reporter: claudine, we could get word about more of the cases it will consider this term. now the justices met again behind closed doors to continue talking about a number of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them, california's proposition 8. >> the supporters of prop 8 are hoping they wouldn't review prop 8 and it would take hold legalizing same-sex marriage in california and marriages could begin almost immediately. the court is also considering a number of changele-of challenges. we should tell you no news doesn't mean much. we have to wait until the court releases its next set of orders on monday. if we don't hear anything on monday, then the wait gets a little longer. we have to wait until january. reporting live, from washington d.c., alison burns. ktvu news. >>> well, a radio stunt by a pair of shock jocks took a tragic turn this morning. the nurse revealed confidential information has apparently committed suicide. tara moriarty has more. we
-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get married as soon as next week. download our apps find them all at abc7news.com/apps. >>> arizona sheriff joe arpaio is known for his tough stance on illegal immigration. this morning, he's set to visit san francisco, a city known to be immigrant-friendly. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: speaking here today, speaking to an alarm company convention they are going to be meeting at the park 55 he is not only the most controversial sheriff in america he has always called himself the toughest sheriff in america which makes this next picture funny. pictures from last night he walked down the street here makes a dichotomy going on. a
. >>> it is 6:04. supreme court watchers are awaiting a decision on gay marriage in california. anne makovec in san francisco with what could come down from a high court later today. ann, good morning. >>> good morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages cou
numbers available. >> there were 161,000, 161,000 dui arrests and conviction ins california. and 27 percent of those were repeat offenders. >>reporter: second dui conviction would require a driver to buy and install ignition intercept did he vase. this is video posted on you tube by several manufacturers showing how the did he advises work. breath sample taken and car will start only if the driver passes the test. law enforcement agency say so bright check points such as this one in los altos helped to intercept drunk drivers and take them off the street. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicle so far this holiday period and made 18 arrest. they support senator hill bill as an additional deterrent. >> this legislation being proposed today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal we have in deterring people that may not just have the will, dedication or the morale fortitude to not drive drunk. >>reporter: ignition intercept did he advice cost 100 dollars initially but requires ongoing calibration to ensure accuracy. that can run additional 50 to 100
. and military spending cuts would hit california. >> defense is a big part of southern california economy. cuts would affect there. >> this afternoon the speaker of the house delivered the g.o.p.'s proposal reducing national debt by $2.2 trillion. including new tax revenue but leading cuts for the top 2% in place. today the president ignored reporter questions about that republican plan but later in a statement the white house rejected it. abc 7 news believes a deal will be struck about the deadline, it will be the republican that's give ground. >> i think this time around, obama learned from his past mistakes and importantly, advantage that if he does nothing he's in better shape than republicans oor professor cane says congressional republicans holding middle class cuts hostage in order to force the president's hand. the problem is the g.o.p. cannot afford to carry out that threat and they're blamed for raising everyone's taxes in order to protect the rich and put republican party in a dark hole. >> mark, thank you. >> on wall street today, stock prices fell on concern the deficit deadlock he
will be a historical civil rights movement and it will come nines years after litigation here in california. justices will now decide whether gays can get married in california. both sides of the prop 8 debate say they're looking forward to the legal arguments. >> when a child sees a married man and woman walking down the street on the sidewalk, they know that that's the real deal. should proposition 8 be upheld, of course it should. >> it will be the fight of our lives, it's been the fight of our lives today, terry stewart joins the city attorney in expressing gratitude to the high court. >> and i can think of no better case for it to take up if it is going to take up a case than this case. it is coming at a particular onner tune time. >> he's talking about a rapid shift in views on same sex marriage. today the court reacted and announced it will l decide next year whether the federal government can deny benefits to married same sex couples. >> it's going be the whole ball of wax. . >> roy little says he believe it is court took the two cases because of the historical significance in them but
enforcement agencies in california. if i.c.e. asks someone to detail someone they don't have to. she believes the program called security community or s-com is voluntary, not mandatory under the law. currently it requires a police send fingerprints to the department of homeland security whenever they arrest someone. the change now is that if i.c.e. wants to detain them, local law enforcement does not have to keep them in custody. >> i want that rape victim to be sure in knowing if she waves down a police officer in a car that's driving by, she will be protected. >> i think it is a great step. but i'm not sure how quickly the message will be dispersed in the community. >> reporter: jackie gonzalez says she has dozens of bay area clients on the verge of being deported and they are victims. she says this change in policy could have helped a 16 victim she calls ava. >> and once they determined who was the victim and who was the aggressor, if it didn't exist, she wouldn't have been in immigration custody and proceedings. it would mean she wouldn't be facing deportation today. so it would have been
defense of marriage act as well as california prop 8 which bans gay marriage. more now from mark matthews. >> couple getting married here just not same sex couple. gavin browned breaking decision overturned by california voters in 2008 when they supported prop 8 ban on gay marriage. watching from the side rins today one half of the same sex couple elizabeth chase. >> you know this isn't the first time that i have watched a couple get married while talking about mawrj equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting for 3 years toen joy the same privilege that these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon john lewis and stewart who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> over 100,000 loving committed legally married same sex couple across the nation. an thousands or more to come soon with washington and mayor listened and maine having marriage equality now. >>reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident very confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights is
there is a chance of a thunderstorm and some rain in parts of southern california. >> there, not here? >> yeah, there. good clarification. but you should be okay for the parade. here's a live look outside for the embarcadero. the ferry building and bay bridge. i'll have all the details of your new year's eve forecast coming up. >> also ahead, the resurgent warriors tie a franchise record with a big win over the boston celtics. rick kwan has all the hi >> lots of people are on holiday and they want to know what's going on new year's eve >> no rainfall but you want to bundle up because it will be cool with clear conditions the next few days. we will start off with a beautiful live shot, looking down toward san francisco and the bay and parts of the east bay. there are some high clouds passing through, but no rainfall. we will show you live doppler 7hd, how quiet it is right now, as it does a sweep around the bay area. so just some cloud cover, but nothing falling in terms of precipitation. it does mean cool numbers, though, in santa rosa and fairfield. 34 degrees. look out for some patchy fog as
. >>> a mystery tonight in southern california after four people were found dead outside of a home p in a quiet -- home in a quiet neighborhood. >>> tomorrow could be decision day on proposition 8. how it could have a national impact. >>> a viewer sent us this video. take a look t. this is what it looked like the creek was -- take a look at this. this is what it looked like as the creek was rising. we went to the scene of a crash and explains how three firefighters were injured. >> reporter: it was not supposed to happen it this way, but shortly after firefighters arrived on it this accident scene for help they ended up needs help themselves. >> of the four transported three are our employeeees. >> reporter: this after multiaccidents on the same spot. >> reporter: the first, a vendor bender, the second, a car hitting the fire truck and the third. >> the third one was a chevy taho that lost control and -- tahoe that lost control and hit the fire truck and flipped and hit three civilians. three firefighters were rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition. two of them will require s
river in california, nevada, is over, as well. the storm turned out to be colder than expected turning a lot of the rain to snow and dropping snow levels down to 7,000 feet. truckee river is now expected to crest below flood stage. >>> the good news is i think we are getting a break from all this weather. >> yeah. no rain today. we are going to get some showers during the week but nothing like over the weekend. >> no. i mean, those were amazing totals we saw from the storms, almost 16" in some of the mountains around the bay area. you can see why all the rivers are full. but the good news is they are going to stay within their banks. right now a much-needed break outside. still a lot of clouds out there. it's chilly in spots, too, down to 39 degrees right now in santa rosa. 45 in san jose. 49 in san francisco and 42 degrees in concord. here's the storm sweeping through yesterday. what a storm it was. some of the gusts there 50 and 60 miles per hour. not to mention all that rain. but now high pressure building in behind the system means we are going to dry things out at least for a day.
the question becomes, how far can they get. >> reporter: i'm confident that california schools are safe. >> reporter: california's superintendent expects new discussions about metal detectors at schools and camera systems, fences and guards. he has alerted all 1,100 school districts to review their plans. >> we can't live in fear and have every school be a closed fortress of some kind. it's a place of learning. >>> schools around the country are trying to reassure anxious parents and in some places putting extra security in place for tomorrow. >> monday is going to be the safest day. >> this mom ice skating today with her 6-year-old daughter points out sandy hook school had a locked front door. visitors had to be buzzed in but the gunman blew himself in. >> it's not going to stop somebody, if that's their intention they think about it and then they do it. >> you still have to be free to roam and their children but i think adults have to be more aware. >> reporter: state legislators say schools like any civic building or public area are vulnerable because they are accessible. >> schools
and california senator dianne feinstein has a bill in the works. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively but prospectively and it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> senator joe manchin of west virginia a member of the national rifle association says it is time to discuss gun policy and move toward action on gun regulation. later this morning, new york mayor michael bloomberg will make a gun violence announcement. >>> of course people attending religious service have been trying to make sense of the events in connecticut even as they pray for the victims. parishioners gathered at st. mary's cathedral yesterday in san francisco. some people are feeling anger and other emotions that lead them to question their faith. >> our faith is shaken occasionally but that's why it's so important to have a strong faith and to remain consistent in our faith in good times so that when difficult times such as these come about, we can fall back and rely on that faith. >> and church leaders at st. mary's say of
.38, but the cheapest in california is $3.42. that's in stockton. the most expensive is in bakersfield at $3.73 and the statewide average is $3.52. >>> you'll have more time to spend at extra savings. macy's will stay open for 65 hours straight the weekend before christmas. good news for shopping procrastinators. not necessarily for store employees. macy's will open at 7 a.m. friday, december 21st. it will stay open nonstop until midnight sunday. it's a trend that started on a small scale six years ago. this year the company says all 800 stores will take part. consumers are expected to spend $600 billion this holiday season. >>> it's been a brisk holiday shopping season already. it's time to ship. fed ex is gearing up for its busiest day of the year. fed ex says most of the increase in shipments is because of a big jump in online holiday orders. >>> 49ers fans attending today's game helped make the holidays happier for some kids. >> putting on a toy drive, $1 donations. toys for tots right here. everything helps the kids right here for christmas. >> the 49ers teamed up with operation dream t
been seized by prohibited persons in california. today we met a first time gun buyer. >> responsibility of the owners and their mental health is a huge concern. >> reporter: do you have a gun? >> no. >> reporter: she says she supports the president wanting to improve mental health resources and create stricter gun laws. >> it is scary out there. >> they are hot right now. >> reporter: on the president gun parole push. -- gun push. >> i think the pressure is high on him to do something. >> reporter: just like president obama said today those we spoke to wanted to emphasize the majority of gun owners in america are responsible. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. [ singing ] >>> more than 200 people gathered to pray and pay tribute today. today's mass was dedicated to the sandy hook elementary school shooting victims. choir students sang before and after the services and the archbishop placed a wreath for those killed. >>> a u.s. marine is spending his days on guard. he is volunteering to stand outside a elementary school. the principal is happy to have him there. he is in the reserves afte
. the law requires a chaperone to ride on party buses carrying downtown age passenger. >> california homeowner wilz get greater protection from foreclosure under another new law. it requires a large lender to provide home owners with a single point of contact if they want to have their mortgages modified, and there is a bon on foreclosure while negotiations are held. >> hillary clinton has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blood clot. the blood clot was revealed during a routine followup exam. a spokesman says secretary clinton will stay in a new york city hospital so doctors can monitor the medication she is taking. >>> no deal yet. the u.s. senate will return to capitol hill in the morning after failing to come up with a package today to avoid tomorrow night's fiscal cliff deadline. >> the leadership has again in good faith. just we're apart on some pretty big issues. >> i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> ama: the democratic controlled senate must reach an agreement before the republican controlled house can reach any deal. tomorrow night automa
. >>> prices for just about everything you buy in california are about to go up, we'll tell you why. >>> and the newest figures in. we'll tell you how retailers did this holiday seasonal. >>> and congress acts on the farm bill. hear how it affects prices at the grocery store ♪ because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made with ikea. . >>> at least 9 people are dead and more than a dozen injured following a tour bus crash in oregon. the oregon state police say the bus hit a patch of ice, lost control, and crashed down an embankment. crews have used ropes to get people back to the interstate. it's believed there were about 40 people on the bus. there is no word yet on where it was coming from are or its destination. >>> president obama has designed a 5-year extension of the u.s. government's authority to eavesdrop on foreign spies and terrorists. it allows u.s. intelligence groups to monitor phone calls and e-mails without and court order. the rule does not apply to americans for whom the government still needs a warra
-sex marriage be legal in california? the big decision the u.s. supreme court is deciding on this morning. moat moat starts right now. -- moat dash. >>> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in -- mornings os on 2 starts right now. >> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in japan. today's quake was felt nearly 300 feet in tokyo -- near tokyo. it did shake for several minutes. certainly rattled nerves. >> the quake did touch off a 3- foot high tsunami at a coastal city. there were no monster waves and there have been numerous aftershocks including one measuring 6.2. >>> the latest from oakland, a man at the see yum last night -- at the coliseum last night at the game fell 30 feet down. he was seriously hurt. christien kafton is live with more. what do you know? >> reporter: well, we know there are a lot of questions about what happened. sometime right around kickoff at last night's game, a man either fell or jumped from the third-level concourse. you can see just how high the fall would be. the man either fell or -- about 30, 50 feet. he fell last night during the
rain. >> just hours ago a strong quake struck off the coast of southern california. why there was confusion behind the initial reports. >> we are live in vallejo where police are warning shoppers about a potential scam. we will tell you how they were able to make i-pads look like the real thing. that when the news starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >> it's friday, december 14th. a strong quake hit off the coast of southern california overnight. the 6.3 quake happened around 2:30 this morning. it was southwest of avalon california. two quakes with in seconds of each other were first reported but the usgs says now there was just one main quake. there was a 4.7 after shock and that hit 15 minutes after the 6.3 quake. no tsunami warning was issued. >>> the massive fire at a fremont machine shop remains a concern this morning for several hours yesterday thick black smoke came from the factory near interstate 680. we are at the plant where firefighter
and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> in sacramento this afternoon a spokesman is confident the high court will support the ban. >> i expect four, or five justices to up hold prop l. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage knit. and 10th amendment says what is not in federal powers belongs to the state. >> the court could"4w5e go eithr way. today, lawyers said they'll argue before the high court that there is no justification for for discrimination we'll show the -- snow the decision next june. >> mark, thank you. governor newsom said the singling out of a class of people violates the basic principals of who we are as a nation. >> a statement from the gay rights group called it an exciting moment in our journey towards washington. >> and nancy pelosi predicted justice s would discard prop 8 in the dust bin of history. >> joining us now is abc 7 news legal analyst dean johnson. you've describe described this as a good day for california but not the best day. >> probably the best thing would have been if the court denied hearing prop 8. that wo
relationship with a student. the u.s. supreme court prepares to rule on proposition 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. we will have more news on this historic case. >> and after the rain and wind. the bay area is in joint sunny skies and warmer temperatures this weekend. >> we are waking up to a pretty dense fog. there is a fog advisory that has been issued. for the afternoon will be mostly sunny and slightly warmer that yesterday. into the evening we do have clear skies and it may get pretty breezy and the high elevations. visibility is down less than a quarter mile. the second look at the visibility charge. fairfield in concord are at about a mile. if you're going to be driving should allow yourself extra drive times and turn your headlights on. the >> temperatures are chilly for the start of this morning. 34 degrees in vallejo and we're expecting a pretty mild afternoon. 63 degrees in santa rosa and low 60's for down in the peninsula. your full extended forecast will be coming up. >> we will continue to track the weather after a few weekends of bed storm. it is expected to be a nice f
and more frequent flooding. >> california's bacon serve of servation and development area is in charge making maps showing the areas of flooding if the sea rises 16 inches, predicted for 2015 but now maybe sooner. >> believe it or not, san francisco's waterfront will be among the last parts of the bay to flood thanks in part to careful engineering. but they caution if walls like these aren't ball along other areas of the shoreline, whole communities could end up under water. >> areas like foster city. all could be under water by mid-century, maybe sooner. >> a lot of people could be displaced. this is very expensive property down here. >> you think rankin sells a lot of flights now, in a few decades the oakland and san francisco parents could be shutting down runways with every storm. >> that's crazy. those are two main airports so that had be shocking if that happened. >> levees, sea walls and pumps will need to be installed and not take it lightly. >> we should take the time and do it right but we probably need to move more quickly than we thought we do. >> jonathan bloom i can't fee
northern california weather. the man and woman left citrus heights near sacramento on thursday. headed to their home in gardener hill, nevada and they have not been seen since. frer-year-old rod and his girlfriend paula lane were visiting family and friends in northern california before driving home to nevada in the storm. rescue teams and volunteers joining family members searching mountain highway in the snow for signs of the couple or even the car. >> everyone out there trying to $15 my dad and paula. it has been awesome seeing even come together. and i really appreciate it. >>reporter: rescue crew volunteer will continue to search for the couple tomorrow off road and on foot. >>> san francisco man has been charged with kidnapping and raping an autistic is 16-year-old girl. 36-year-old gary steve atkinson was arraigned today. heard the formal charges against hip. he's accused of abduct ago girl who wandered away from a youth center on november 27. she was found by a muni driver and helped police find atkinson. he's expected in court tomorrow. >> in the east bay people living
suit against delta airlines saying the company's mobile app violates california privacy law. the flight delta app collecting personal information. the suit aims to stop delta from distributing the app until it posts such a policy. the lawsuit is also seeking $2,500 per violation. a delta spokesperson said he can't comment on pending litigation. >>> tonight at 10:30, trouble at a horizon. the long simmering labor pursuit that might come to a head as travel ramps up. >>> apple's ceo tim cook said in a broadcast interview today the company will produce an existing line of mac computers in the united states starting next year. he didn't say which one or where the assembly plant would be located. apple has faced a lot of criticism over working conditions at some of its chinese facilities. >>> attorneys for apple and samsung are duking it out again. today samsung asked a judge in san jose to throw out or revise a billion dollar judgment. while apple argued that the punishment did not go far enough. >>> after the worse drop in four years, apple shares were up more than $8 today. shares closed
living in dorms. >>> arizona isn't the only state to protest the controversial share fair. california is doing it too. drag queens calling themselves the sisters of perpetual indulgency invaded a dinner party for joe arpaio. he spoke at a middle school after he received 50 letters from 8th graders questioning him about the immigration rules, but the school canceled the meeting. >> they accused me of running concentration camps, they called me a racist, so i wanted to meet with the kids and tell them the truth. >>> the school district's media rep said she was too busy to explain on camera but denied there was ever a meeting between the two. >>> 5:10 now, chemical weapon concerns is the united states ready to use military force in syria. >>> plus christmas miracle, a van smashes into a busy georgia jewelry store. how no one was serious lip hurt. >>> and the cute cubs now in the spotlight at the san diego zoo. >>> what is cool about your school, you can submit your nomination on our web site cbssf.com/cool school and we may come out and feature your school on our show. we'll be right bac
>>> we have developing news out of southern california. a strong earthquake strikes in the pacific ocean. we'll have the latest on any possible tsunami warnings. >>> we are live in fremont where firefighters are still on the scene of yesterday's factory fire. we'll tell you how cnh employees will be taken care of even though their workplace is destroyed. >>> there is more fallout from the threat to shut down two schools. the saturdayed precautions to keep students and teachers safe. >>> well, a little system coming down. not going to do much in the way of rain. but the temperatures will stay very cool. we'll have those for you coming up. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning, december 14th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. is it cold enough to wake you up when you step outside? >> not as cold as yesterday. we had clear skies. that kind of hit you a little harder but it's still cold out there. definitely that cold air is trapped. this system is falling apart. it's weakening rapidly. it's going to be chilly today. upper
are continuing to see the northern california for this hour we are continuing to see this thumb of moisture. this band of march of a disturbing for northern california. we are still warm to see these showers. this low system with a branch off here bringing plenty of rainfall to the coastline. here is what we can expect with a spotty showers and mainly dry conditions on/off. it will be steady but much lighter than what we saw today. towards the sunday, heavy rainfall, gusting wind. you will time it out on futurecast with rainfall totals coming up in just a bit. >>pam: the north bay has been the hardest hit area so far... kron 4's dan kerman has more on damage ... this round of rain left behind. >> in the mill valley on friday night public works crews were still at it cleaning up the fallen leaves on the sycamore avenue. the fear that they would gather at this catch basin and clog.. leaving up water with no where to go. earlier request of the fallen leaves but fallen trees. the earlier that day, these huge trees split this limbs and half. but it was quite a surprise. before this the suv own
the last one did, in northern california and round number three is almost here. tomorrow, especially the morning hours it's going to be very wet. there's no round number four and round number three will be out of here by mid afternoon tomorrow. this time tomorrow, rain is done for a little bit. at least the heavy rainfall. look how much heavy rain is going to fall tomorrow and 2 1/2 inches of rain for san rafael. more than an inch 1/2 for pleasanton and concord and pacifica. what to expect, heavy rainfall tonight, very wet, windy tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon we finally begin to clear out. oakland 65, concord 62, santa clara 63, very soggy in the morning. 63 nor pittsburgh, walnut creek 63. kentfield 61 and a soggy morning in san francisco with a high of 63 degrees. monday we're dry, tuesday, wednesday, don't worry about that, a few light showers and thursday through saturday we will be mainly dry. it's all about tonight and tomorrow. after that the heaviest rain thankfully is finished. that's your cbs 5 forecast. >>> jill c o ostello died of lung cancer shortly of she gra
rain to western oregon to washington and parts of extreme northern california. but, for us, only a glancing blow. as i mentioned before not enough to give us widespread flooding concerns t. -- it is going to rain. not heavy enough to give us widespread problems. watch out for wet weather on wednesday. the forecast beyond that looking very, very dry. dry, i will say it again, dry in the long-range outlook. tomorrow, dry. partly to mostly sunny. concord, 62, your average is 58. fremont tomorrow, 63 degrees. hayward, 63. san mateo, 62. and extended forecast, cloudy, still dry for much of the day on tuesday. here is a wet day. only one. on wednesday. thursday, we clear out. friday, saturday, sunday is, setting up to be a beautiful holiday weekend a couple weeks before christmas. that is the forecast looking much, much drier, we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you d
it will hear appeal on several cases involving same sex marriage. one is an appeal from a california initiative banning gay marriage that has been struck down in lower courts. if the justices decide to let the rulings of the justice court stand, same sex marriage would immediate become legal in california. five challenges to the defense of marriage act are also being considered. >> well, the flood threat in nef never is over. flooring that was expected never happened. it turned out to be colder than predicted. there was no -- more snow and less rain. the trinity river is now expected to crest below blood stage -- flood stage. >> we saw some blue ska skies. >>> we had a beautiful afternoon after a stormy morning. what a difference it was as we went basically from winter time weather to at least the sunshine. here's a peak outside. we have mainly clear skies ask that's allowing us to cool off. >> many of you are already down into the 40s, 47 right now for concord, 46 for liver more. can we -- santa rosa down to 44. a lot of rainfall, officially the air report received 4.0 inches. that's a lot, an
including california. >> we're considerably higher in the bay area than the rest of the country. our entry level homes are tough. so when you start sees homes in the east bay for $250,000, people are lining up for them. >> what's making home buying more affordable? mortgage rates are near record low, while rents are on the rise. >>> we are due to fall off the fiscal cliff in four weeks. tonight each side still insists the other's plan is impossible. republicans have dismissed the president's proposal as outlandish. democrats complain the gop plan is too vague. but the sticking point is the same. the president will not sign anything without a tax increase for the nation's highest earners. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> the gop counter offer calls for raising $800 billion in revenue without raising taxes. jay carney liken today to magic beans and fairy dust. >>> still counting the multibillion dollars vote that will not die. and how much the recount is costing bay area taxpayers. >> and the day after
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